VTU First Year Engineering (C Cycle) (Semester 1)
Environmental Studies
May 2016
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(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

1 The international protocol to protect the ozone layer is,
a) The Montreal protocol
b) Kyto protocol
c) The Vienna protocol
d) Cartagena protocol
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2 Which of the following is not a green house gas,
a) Hydrochloro fluorocarbons
b) Methane
C) Carbon dioxide
D) Oxygen
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3 Major compound responsible for the destruction of stratospheric ozone layer is,
a) Oxygen
b) CFC
C) Carbon dioxide
D) Methane
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4 Which of the following is not a method for water conservation?
a) Rain water harvesting
b) Ground water extraction
C) Improving irrigation efficiency
D) Avoiding water wastage.
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5 What is the permissible range of pH for drinking water as per the indian satandards?
a) 6-9
b) 6-8.5
c) 6.5-7.5
d) 6.5 to 8.5
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6 Water use for irrigation of food crops, fodder crops and medical herbs is known as,
a) Consumptive use
b) Commercial use
c) Auxiliary use
d) Productive use
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7 Global warming could affect,
a) Climate
b) Increase in sea level
c) Melting of Glaciers
d) All of the above
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8 The average life expectancy around the world is currently,
a) decreasing
b) increasing
c) not changing
d) stabilizing
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9 The objective of integrated child development services (ICDS) are,
a) Immunization
b) Health checkup and referral services
c) Pre school non formal eduaction
d) All of these
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10 The universal declaration of Human rights was proclaimed by the UN in the year.
a) 1946
b) 1947
c) 1948
d) 1949
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11 The Leader of Chipko movement is,
a) Sunderlal Bahuguna
b) Medha Patkar
c) Vandana Shiva
d) Suresh Heblikar
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12 In an ecosystem the flow of energy is,
a) Bidirectional
b) Unidirectional
c) Cyclic
d) None of these
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13 E.I.A is related to,
a) Resource conservation
b) Efficient equipment process
c) Waste minimization
d) All of the above
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14 Taj Mahal at Agra may be damaged by,
a) Sulphur dioxide
b) Chlorine
c) Hydrogen
d) Oxygen
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15 Minamata disease is caused due to
a) Lead
b) Arsentic
c) Mercury
d) Codmium
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16 Who is the author of the book "Silent Spring "? a) Robin cook
b) Arthur Hailey
c) Rachel carson
d) Drawin
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17 Amount of oxygen percent in atmospheric air is,
a)0.03 percentage
b) 21 percentage
c) 36 percentage
d) 0.9 percentage
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18 Remote sensing is a,
a) Satellite system
b) Ground system
c) Sensor system
d) None of the above
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19 GIS can be expanded as,
a) Geological infomation system
b) Geological infomation system
c) Geographic internet system
d) Geodynamic information syatem
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20 Geothermal energy is a,
a) Heat energy
b) Wind energy
c) Current energy
d) Solar energy
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21 The first international earth Summit was held in,
a) Johannes burg
b) Kyoto
c) Riode Janerio
d) Stock holm
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22 In aquatic ecosystem, phytoplankton can be considered as a,
a) Consumer
b) Producer
c) Decomposers
d) Macro consumer
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23 Which state is having highest woman literacy rate in india ?
a) Karnataka
b) Punjab
c) Rajastan
d) Kerala
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24 _________ are referred to as earth's Lungs,
a) Forest
b) Carbon cycle
c) Water sources
d) Mines
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25 Biomass power generation uses,
a) Crop
b) Animal dung
c) Wood
d) All of these
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26 The term ecosystem was was proposed by,
a) Jacob Van Verkul
b) A.G. Tansley
c) Costanza
d) Marrie Gibbs
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27 World Environment day is on,
a) 5th May
b) 5th June
c) 18th July
d) 16th August
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28 Physical pollution of water is due to,
a) Dissolved oxygen
b) Turbidity
c) PH
d) None of the above
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29 Which pyramid is always upright?
a) Energy
b) Bio mass
c) Numbers
d) Food chain
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30 Disfigurement in the teeth is caused by excessive amount of ,
a) Mercury
b) Nitrate
c) Fluoride
d) Lead
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31 Smog is a,
a) National phenomena
b) Colourless
c) Combination of smoke and Fog
d) None of these
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32 Which of the following is the source of Fly ash,
a) Vechicle exhausts
b) Sewage
c) Thermal power plant
d) All of these
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33 Ozone layer thickness is measured in,
a) PPM
b) Ppb
c) Decibels
d) Dobson unit
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34 Energy is measured in,
a) BIU
b) Bhu
c) Btu
d) Ntu
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35 Nuclear waste is active for,
a) 5 years
b) 10 years
c) 50 years
d)100 years
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36 Charnobyl nuclear disaster occurred in the year,
a) 1984
b) 1987
c) 1986
d) 1988
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37 Demography is the study of,
a) Animal behaviour
b) Population growth
c) River
d) None of these
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38 Ozone layer is present in,
a) Troposphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Thermosphere
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39 The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was established in the year,
a) 1974
b) 1982
c) 1986
d) 1976
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40 Which of the following is NGO?
a) Narmada Bachao Andolan
d) None of these
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